Funding for Groups

  • Asda Foundation - funding available: varies; various funding options available including equipment, sports kit and refreshments for events.

  • Ballinger Charitable Trust - funding available: up to or above £5,000; the trust gives out grants and funding to charitable causes in the North East which cover revenue, core, project and capital costs. Current priorities are providing activities that deliver health, development and well being to children and young people or older people (particularly those living with dementia and their carers).

  • Barchester's Charitable Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available for projects working with older people aged 65+, adults (18+) with a physical or learning difficulty and adults (18+) with mental health problems. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.

  • BBC Children in Need - funding available: maximum £30,000; grants available for projects working with children and young people experiencing disadvantage from illness, disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

  • Cash 4 Clubs - funding available: £500, £750 or £1,000; funding available to improve facilities, purchase equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of the organisation. One prize winner will receive £10,000. Opens on 22nd July 2019 and will run until 27th September 2019.

  • Coalfield Community Investment Programmefunding available: maximum £10,000; funding is available for those based in eligible wards in South Tyneside and Sunderland. Sport and physical activity projects must focus on disability, women & girls, victims of abuse, carers, homeless people or those who are 60+. Eligibilty survey reopens 17th June 2019 until 30th August 2019.

  • Community Foundationfunding available: varies; the Community Foundation provides grants and other support to groups and individuals by matching applications to their donors’ interests. Funding available supports three broad themes: supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making the area a good place to live.

  • Easyfundraising – the UK’s leading online shopping fundraising website; a free cashback fundraising stream open to all clubs and groups. Free funds can be raised when supporters use the easyfundraising site to shop online with 3,500+ big-brand retailers such as Amazon, eBay, TravelSupermarket, Argos, Just Eat & Next.

  • GLL Community Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available to help local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, learn and to play together. Projects could include organising a sports tournament or creating a new sports league.

  • Graham Wylie Foundation - funding available: not specified; funding available for groups, organisations and charities for equipment, new buildings, support workers, and sporting and youth groups which benefit youngsters.

  • People’s Health Trust Active Communities - funding available for organisations, community groups and NFP organisations with income of less than £350,000 a year; the funder is looking for small and local projects designed and run by local people. Funding will be available to those in parts of Newcastle, Tyne & Wear and Cumbria. Funding is currently closed.

  • Persimmon Community Championsmaximum funding available: £1,000; this is a charity match programme which provides donations of up to £1,000 to local UK groups and charities who have already raised their own funds.

  • Persimmon Healthy Communitiesfunding available: £750; From May to December 2017, thirty monthly donations of £750 will be given to teams or individuals aged 21 and under to purchase sports kits and equipment.

  • Peter Harrison Foundation - funding available: each grant reviewed on it's own merit; funding available for charities and CASC's to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential. Grants will often be for one off capital projects but revenue projects will be considered. No specific deadlines for applications.

  • Postcode Community Trust - funding available: £500 - £2,000 (up to £20,000 for registered charities; funding available for projects which overcome barriers to participation in community activities in a creative and sustainable way or increase social cohesion through developing access to grass-roots sports, arts and other recreational activities. Round 2, Stage 1: 31st July 2019 - 14th August 2019. Round 2, Stage 2: September 11th 2019 - September 25th 2019.

  • Sport England Small Grants funding available £300 - £10,000; focus on funding adults and young people (14+) to become more active, develop a more resilient sporting habit, develop more diverse volunteers or improve progression and inclusion in talent development.

  • Tesco Bags of Helpfunding available: £1,000, £2,000 and £4,000; Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund local projects in communities right across the UK.

  • The National Lottery Community Fund Awards for Allfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. Sport and physical activity projects must have a clear link to one of the three Awards for All outcomes.

  • The National Lottery Community Fund Building Connections Fund - funding available: maximum £100,000; funding available to support projects that prevent or reduce isolation.

    • Main Fund; funding available for existing projects to reach more people and/or join up others - Funding is currently closed.

    • Youth Fund, maximum £80,000 funding available for youth focused projects helping young people avoid long term loneliness - Funding is currently closed.

  • The National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities - funding available: over £10,000; funding available for up to 5 years. Projects must have a clear link to one of the Big Lottery's three objectives and enable communities to thrive.

  • Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - funding available: maximum varies; funding to support smaller charitable and not for profit organisations with a total annual income under £500,000. Projects must fall within the following themes Community Support (which includes sport) or Arts, Education and Heritage.

  • Tyne & Wear Sport Club Bursaryfunding available: £100 - £750; funding to support clubs/organisations across Tyne & Wear. The bursary is currently closed.

  • Virgin Money Foundation: #iwill Take Action Fund - funding available: maximum £60,000; projects working with young people aged 10 to 20, or up to 25 for disabled people. Funding is available under three schemes, Our Physical Environment, Our Health or Our Culture. Funding is currently closed.

  • Wilko Helping Handsfunding available: not stated; budget available to give a helping hand to local groups and community projects including wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for our community - whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising, tins of paint or extra helpers to do up a community centre.

  • People’s Health Trust - Active Communities - funding available: £5,000-£50,000; the funding is available to small and local community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years. Applying is an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish. Funding is currently closed.

  • The Austin and Hope Pilkinton Trust - funding available: maximum £5,000; the Grant Round 4 for 2019 will open on 1st September 2019 and close on 30th September 2019. To apply for this grant round, applicants must be seeking funding projects relating to young people aged between 11 and 25 years that meet the following criteria:

    • child exploitation

    • mentoring and support

    • clubs and activities

    • priority will be given to projects that address mental health

    Only registered or exempt charities may apply. For this round, eligible charities will have an operating income of a minimum of £1,000,000.

  • BBC Children in Need - funding available: Grants of over £10,000 per project are available with no upper limit stated, however, BBC Children in Need make very few grants over £120,000; the funding is available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through:

    • illness

    • distress

    • abuse

    • neglect

    • any kind of disability

    • behavioural and psychological difficulties

    • living in poverty or situations of deprivation

    Organisations eligible to apply will be not for profit - schools, registered charities, voluntary organisations, churches and community groups. The Fund is open to applications all year round, but there are a number of deadline and award dates throughout the year. Funding is currently closed.